Epoxidation of Propene with Graphite AuPd-Supported Nanoparticles
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The oxidation of propene has been studied with O2 as the terminal oxidant using a carbon-supported gold palladium catalyst at 90 °C. The reaction is carried out in acetonitrile as solvent in an autoclave. Propene oxidation is only observed in the presence of benzoyl peroxide acting as a radical initiator, but the presence of O2 is essential to observe oxidation. The addition of aldehydes enhances the formation of the epoxide.
KeywordsEpoxidation Propene Oxygen Dibenzoyl peroxide Aldehyde
We thank Sasol Technology and Mintek, South Africa for funding. We also thank John Moma and Marco Gatti for assistance with the solvent studies.
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